The Mission of the Inyo County Public Works Department is to provide high quality maintenance and enhancement of the County's public works infrastructure in a fiduciary and environmentally responsible manner, while preserving and enhancing quality of life and public safety.
Project: Proposed Airline Service at the Bishop Airport
Description and Location: Inyo County proposes to initiate commercial airline service at the Bishop Airport (BIH). The Proposed Project includes the amendment of the Operations Specifications for United Airlines (United Express) to allow scheduled commercial air service to BIH, and the issuance of an Airport Operating Certificate (Class I) pursuant to 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139.
Environmental Review: Inyo County is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA), and an Initial Study (IS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed airline service at the Bishop Airport. The EA will be prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, and the IS will be prepared pursuant to the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. The Final EA will be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the FAA will use the EA when deciding whether to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact or to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. The Final IS will result in the subsequent preparation of a Negative Declaration, Mitigated Negative Declaration, or an Environmental Impact Report. The scoping period for the proposed project begins January 11, 2020 and ends February 6, 2020. Please use the Public Comment Form to submit a written comment pertaining to the scope of the EA/IS, and mail to: Ashley Helms, Inyo County Public Works 168 N Edwards, Independence CA 93526 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be an additional opportunity to comment on the proposed project when the Draft EA and IS are circulated for public comment.